What I Read Today:

Exodus 5-6; Psalm 20; Matthew 20; 1 Corinthians4

In Matthew 20:1-16, we see the story of the Labourers in the Vineyard.

Human beings like to compare ourselves to other human beings. We rate our worth based on what people do or own. We use our internal ranking systems to pick those who we can feel power over.

In this parable, Jesus condemns this type of thinking.

He reminds us that all of us are his children. We have all received the free gift of God’s grace. No one is better than another. It doesn’t matter if your Billy Graham or Sam Smith. Jesus is going to shower all of us with heavenly blessings. Jesus will ensure that each of us makes it to the Heavenly realm, where we will see blessings beyond our wildest imagination.

Serving God in this lifetime shouldn’t be about seeking rewards. It should be out of love for God and for people. Our service to God should be about reaching more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Leave the comparisons to God. Let God sort out what rewards people receive.

Our job is to be faithful to Jesus and reach as many people as possible with the Good news of Jesus Christ.

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